Manufacturing USA meets Industrial Ecology: The REMADE Institute

Barbara Reck

Yale University,

Dr. Reck studies the role of metals in society; where they are sourced from, how they are used, disposed of, and recycled, and the implications thereof on their future availability. By offering comprehensive quantitative and transparent information on metal use she seeks to inform strategic decision-making on resource utilization. Based on her early work on nickel and stainless steel, she developed a set of indicators measuring the recycling efficiency of metals at various life stages that has since been applied widely. Her detailed life cycle characterizations of metals at various spatial and temporal scales form the basis for ongoing work on supply and demand scenarios until 2050 as well as for criticality assessments. She is part of the group that has developed the comprehensive Yale methodology to assess the criticality of metals, which demonstrated its applicability by quantifying the criticality of 62 metals and metalloids at the global level and for the US. By offering quantitative and transparent information on all life cycle stages across different temporal and spatial scales she hopes to facilitate strategic decision-making on resource utilization.

Michael Thurston

Rochester Institute of Technology

Dr. Thurston is Technical Director at RIT's Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies (CIMS).Specialties: Product Design, Health Monitoring, Sustainable Systems, Noise and Vibration Modeling Measurement and Reduction, Design for Remanufacturing.

Thomas Graedel

Yale University,

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Barbara K. Reck1, T.E. Graedel1, Michael Thurston2, Nabil Nasr2 1 Yale University, 3Rochester Institute of Technology The extraction and processing of materials and their transformation into semi-finished and finished... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Barbara Reck (Yale University,)
  2. Michael Thurston (Rochester Institute of Technology)
  3. Thomas Graedel (Yale University,)
  4. Nabil Nasr (Rochester Institute of Technology)

Topic Areas

• Management and technology for sustainable and resilient energy, water, food, materials, , • Circular economy


TS-24 » Special session: "The Manufacturing USA initiative meets industrial ecology: The new REMADE Institute" (15:30 - Tuesday, 27th June, Room I)

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